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Matthew J. Lautman - Pittsburgh, PA

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - 1005

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Updated: 04/06/2020

Pittsburgh Litigation Lawyer

Overview

Matt Lautman is a trial attorney focusing on business, construction, collections, and probate, estate and trust litigation matters. Matt routinely represents his clients in both federal and state court, along with private arbitration and mediation.

As part of his business litigation practice, Matt frequently handles breach of contract claims, tort litigation claims, non-competition/ non-solicitation matters, and shareholder disputes...

Matt Lautman is a trial attorney focusing on business, construction, collections, and probate, estate and trust litigation matters. Matt routinely represents his clients in both federal and state court, along with private arbitration and mediation.

As part of his business litigation practice, Matt frequently handles breach of contract claims, tort litigation claims, non-competition/ non-solicitation matters, and shareholder disputes. As part of his construction law practice, Matt frequently represents architects and engineers in design defect cases, and assists all his construction clients, including design professionals, contractors, and suppliers in filing, when applicable, mechanic's lien claims or making claims through the CASPA and the PPA.

As part of his creditor's rights practice, Matt consults with clients about their overall credit process and contracting documents. In this capacity, he seeks to improve efficiencies and develop practices and procedures that may increase the likelihood of payment or collection. He also pursues, when necessary, claims in court for his clients to recover money owed for goods provided or services rendered. Matt routinely represents companies in adversary actions, including preference claims and fraudulent transfer claims.

In addition, Matt frequently represents individuals in probate, estate and trust litigation matters in orphans' court. This work involves matters such as defending claims against an estate/ trust, beneficiaries contesting wills and trusts, and principals and interested parties seeking accountings of the actions of an agent with a power or attorney.

Matt is actively involved in community activities. In 2013, he began serving a six year term as a member of the council of trustees at Slippery Rock University. In 2016, he served as the chair of the SRU council of trustees. Furthermore, he established the Dr. Martin and Rena Lautman Memorial scholarship in memory of his grandparents.

Beyond his involvement at SRU, Matt is a former board member of the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation where he worked on rewriting their bylaws, a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, and a graduate of the Leadership Developments Initiative.

About Matthew J. Lautman

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Collections
  • Will and Trust Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Director

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia

Other Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section) (Member)
  • Oakland Planning and Development Corporation (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Leadership Development Initiative XVII (Graduate)
  • Slippery Rock University (Chair, Council of Trustees)

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    J.D.
    Honors: Class President
  • Slippery Rock University
    B.A.

Classes and Seminars

  • Matt has presented educational seminars on various topics, including “Contract Law for Design Professionals, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Shaking Hands With the Rules.”
  • Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Shaking Hands With the Rule (Presentation)
  • Protect Your Business Now in Case a Customer Stops Paying Later (Presentation)
  • Considerations When Dealing with a Distressed and/or Bankrupt Customer (Presentation)
  • The Fair Share Act: How It Changes Comparative Negligence in Pennsylvania (Presentation)
  • Mistakes that Cost your Business Money…and how to avoid them (Presentation)

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Office Information

Address

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222 - 1005

Fax

  • 412-281-4499

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Websites

Publication

Articles

  • What Happens if an Insured Settles a Case Without the Consent of its Insurer?
  • Know the ‘American Rule’, Butler County Business News , August , 2015
  • Step Aside Subcontractors, Open-Ended Mortgages Take Priority
  • What do I do will all that “stuff” my tenant left behind?
  • Legal Tools Used in the Collection of Construction Debt, Part I: Mechanic’s Lien Law
  • Are You Your Mother’s Keeper?
  • Joint and Several Liability Can Cost You More Than Your Fair
  • Bankruptcy Preference Claims: Three Words You Don’t Want to Hear
  • Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Elder Abuse is More Prevalent than You May Think
  • When it Comes to Collections, Construction Professionals Have Some Options Other Industries Do Not
  • Non-Compete Agreements Require Consideration
  • What is Guardianship and How Does it Work?
  • Mechanic’s Lien Law: A Legal Tool to Collect Construction Debt

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